The Palm Boston

4.4
1624 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for great steaks, craft cocktails and fresh jumbo lump Nova Scotia Lobster since 1926, The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from hte moment they walk in the door.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1624 people are saying
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4.5
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDianaB
Cincinnati
147 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Server approached with a little more ambition than I would’ve liked when we sat down. I didn’t even have a chance to decide what to drink! She was very complimentary of the girls & had a special mock tail made.

We weren’t offered bread. I knew what they had because I’ve been here more than once. I had to ask although the busser had taken our bread plates away.

We ordered the porterhouse for 2-3 as med rare plus. A piece or 2 maybe; the rest was walking on the plate. Server didn’t stop to check on us. I tried a couple times to get her. Obviously the floor mgr saw something. Server saw it n said need it to be a little more crispy or something. Well it came back n honestly several pieces went to waste…there was this white stuff going thru it. We took a few pieces home.

When busser came we told him we wanted to take steak spinach n potatoes home. We got the steak 🤷‍♀️

Server comes about dessert not even acknowledging about steak. We ordered 2 n a coffee.

When check came she said dessert on The Palm because of special occasion. Well $20 of the $24 yes.

I can tell you the server had the whole part of the floor but she was more attentive to all of them.

Yep Gave her a tip of 20% but my taste of The Palm
Boston is not to return.

I’ve come up there 12 years multiple times biz n pleasure. Sadly this put poor taste in my mouth n ruined our evening.

JW
vipJacquelineW
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious great quality food and service! I booked last minute and it is probably the best restaurant we’ve been at so far this trip for steak and seafood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with the family. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious - steak and seafood. We sat at a window booth overlooking the seaport. Enjoyed the drawing on the wall of celebrities who visited there. A great place to go for a special meal with family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Took over an hour from when we were seated to get our lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible food even worse drinks.. 60 dollar steak that came out cold and a 15 dollar drink that tasted like toilet water

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vipKathy
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Slow service when restaurant not very busy. Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from NY visiting & we all had a wonderful time at the Palm. Very pleased with the service, food, and ambiance.

GK
vipGaryK
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess did her best to find us the best spot that wasn't freezing. When the resturant filled up with Saturday night diners, the temperature evemed out. Very accommodating waitstaff, friendly end energetic. Incredible ribeye, sides and wedge salad. Highest level of service and quality of provisions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tim was excellent

LD
vipLuluD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent drinks and food! So happy to see everyone eating out again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stephanie is one of the best around.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The service was very very slow . We were there for over 3 hours just to have dinner. When the food came finally out it was uncooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service, adequate food. Definitely not worth the money!

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StrandedTable
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The Palm is running on reputational fumes, not exceptional fare or innovative menu options. While the location, setting, and service are still noteworthy, ownership needs to do some serious kitchen revisioning to compete with same tier competitors. It's not 1957 anymore, and while there COULD be unique ways to fuse the new and old, such efforts fell remarkably short on our visit Saturday. While the attempt at red wine infused sea salt to compliment the beef tar tar was commendable, it did nothing to mitigate the poor overall quality and antiquity of the dish..... let alone the mediocre raw oysters, aberationally creamed spinach loaded oysters casino, average steak cuts, or disappointing share-style sides. Most specifically, the 3 cheese potatoes and creamed spinach were remnants of a subpar past; when charging for $20 family sides, one should be sure to parallel the likes of Del Frisco's, or even Ruth Chris, not microwavable Boston Market. In fairness to Boston Market, their sides are actually much better. Sorry, but the Palm has a great history, and deserves a better future.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rachel was terrific. Friendly, and timed every course out perfectly for a business lunch. The bartender, (Julie?) came by and answered a wine question for my guest, with a beaming smile and one liner that had us laughing! Management checked in after our meals to make sure everything was to our liking. I got the Chicken Parm, and it gave my grandmother's secret family recipe the biggest run for it's money! Phenomenal experience. Can't wait to go back.

MM
vipMissMisty
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My guest and I each ordered small Caesar salads with shrimp and steak. We had tap water and one Coke. The lunch bill was over $65 before tip which is shocking and price gouging at its worst. Nowhere on the menu or did the server say that they were charging $6 per shrimp. I called the manager who said it is what it is. They will not get my business ever again or anyone from our firm.

KN
KathleenN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t care for veal chop suggested by waiter. Wanted veal parm with the snap so was disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have a nice family dinner or any other formal ocasions

DV
DaveV
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and the service is exceptional.

Thank you!

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vipAsnia
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster bisque was ok , kinda watery with little flavor. Steak and the mushroom sauce was delicious.

J
vipJ5467
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

What steakhouse does not have baked potato on the menu? The Palm

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vipelaines
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service at the Palm. It was great and enjoyable to see that things are getting back to normal with no 90 minute restriction, salt and pepper shakers on the table and people out enjoying themselves

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vipBDWebLake
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for fine dining. Our server, Kristen, was personable and knowledgeable with the menu. She added to the experience. We had a veal chop and salmon prepared perfectly. We started with a garden salad and lobster bisque which was excellent. I only have good things to say. It could be pricey……$100 per person with alcohol, but they bring it all together and it was definitely worth the price.

DL
vipDonL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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AMANDA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was great, food came out fast and hot. I was surprised that it was dead on Father's day night though. Expensive but worth it.

MT
vipMaureenT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service! It was a great night out.

BH
BrandonH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at The Palm. The food, the setting, the friends; you can't beat it.

KK
vipKohnKohn
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was fabulous! We had a great server named Rachael.

KM
KennyM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the restaurant! Was greeted very kindly once I step foot and had a waitress who was very nice and funny. The food and drinks were delicious as well. The view and the temperature was perfect too!

TD
ThomasD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional !!!!!

All around......Food great....service A+...!!!

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TER001
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

No dessert/coffee menu. No ice cubes for the bourbon. These basic things would have made it a perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to dine early... when you’re literally the first table ...you know that extra care has been taken in the preparation of your meal! Mackenzie was our server and bartender and we absolutely loved him! Every course was fantastic❤️❤️❤️❤️
We had the fried oysters Rockefeller appetizer and shared the 4 lb lobster and 12oz center cut filet.. our sides were the king crab risotto and creamed spinach. Everything was absolutely amazing!! We are very particular diners. If the foods good but the service sucks.. we won’t go back! Here, everything was perfect!

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vipBoston
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the Palm was great! We went for a light meal so we were planning to sit in the bar area but the restaurant was not busy so we sat at a table by the open windows and had a very pleasant and relaxing meal. Our waiter, Sebastion, was very attentitive and personable and was happy to let us dine at a slow pace. Martinis were excellent, the jumbo shrimp appetizer was truly jumbo, and our salads (caprese and wedge) were delicious. We moved into the neighborhood about a year ago and the Palm is fast becoming our go-to dinner venue.

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rosebud
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another pre game dinner at Palm. Always a great take and even better food! Very quiet, superior service and exactly what we were after. We will be back soon I'm sure!

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PhilF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food at The Palm was incredible! We stopped in for a nice, quiet dinner before a hockey game and everything was excellent!! I would highly recommend making The Palm a stop before kicking off your evening in Boston!!

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KimZ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with fabulous food and drink.

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Contemporarysteakplace
New England
59 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for steak in Boston. Notable wine list. This would be a great place for date night or special occasion.

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Would have liked if bread was served at the table. We all had salads so I would have thought that bread would have been a given.

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vipMarkar
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachael was one of the best servers we ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation staff was so accommodating .

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You can order delivery directly from The Palm Boston using the Order Online button. The Palm Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

The Palm Boston is rated 4.4 stars by 1624 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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